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(Aug. 18, 2010)--The University of Texas at San Antonio recently was named by G.I. Jobs Magazine a military-friendly school for 2011.

The honor ranks UTSA in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide and features more than 1,000 schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. More than 7,000 schools in the United States were considered for the list. Schools are chosen after years of research and compiling survey results. UTSA had 1,342 veterans enrolled during the spring 2010 semester and 1,283 in the fall of 2009.

As a military-friendly school, UTSA will be included with a G.I. Jobs basic listing in the "2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools," which will be published in September 2010, as well as a basic listing online at MilitaryFriendlySchools.com. The list makes it easy for students to find the military discounts, services and programs offered by each school.

"UTSA obviously is interested in recruiting military students," said Joe DeCristoforo, UTSA assistant vice president and university registrar. "We're thrilled to be honored by G.I. Jobs, but the true honor is that veterans are choosing UTSA for their education."

The first G.I. Bill created an educational opportunity for millions of veterans returning from World War II. The post-9/11 G.I. Bill holds the same promise. The law, which took effect Aug. 1, 2009, offers even more generous education benefits than the original. Hundreds of thousands of veterans are expected to take advantage of the bill over the next several years, and many will realize a free education.

For the complete list of military-friendly schools, visit the G.I. Jobs website.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tomás Rivera Children's Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children – more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages – Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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Aug. 1, 9 p.m.

"Inside Peace" documentary screening

This documentary, presented by the San Antonio Film Festival, documents the experience of re-entry after incarceration. The film features Michael Gilbert, associate professor in the department of criminal justice and director of the Office of Community and Restorative Justice program at UTSA.
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle

Aug. 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Free Teacher Tuesday: Los Tejanos Workshop

Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 6, 5 - 7 p,m,; 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

This annual symposium is an opportunity to discuss Texas higher education issues and trends with Texas higher education scholars, state and local government officials, students, and campus and local community members.
Downtown Campus

Aug. 9, 12 - 5 p.m.

Vaquerocation 2015

This cowboy-themed programming, offered in conjunction with Our Kids Magazine's Kidcation Week, gives families the opportunity to visit with cowboy docents, enjoy readings and visit activity tables.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.

Aug. 17, 11:30 p.m.

Midnight Light

Join President Ricardo Romo, The Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band, students, faculty and staff to light the monument at the Main Campus entrance at the stroke of midnight.
John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus

Aug. 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Plaza

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Bill Miller Plaza for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus

Aug. 18, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

President's BBQ on the Lawn

Join university President Ricardo Romo on the Convocation Center lawn for his annual free BBQ lunch.
Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus

Aug. 22, 6 p.m.

UTSA Alumni Gala

The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.


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